Compare 2002 BMW Z3 vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

2002 BMW Z3
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.5i 20 27 $28,645 $31,300
Z3 2-Door Coupe 3.0i 21 29 $34,465 $37,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 3.0i 21 29 $34,650 $37,900
2-Door Coupe M 3.2L 17 25 $41,100 $44,990
2-Door Roadster M 3.2L 17 25 $42,010 $45,990
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2-Door Coupe 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 20 27 $39,571 $42,550
2-Door Cabriolet 3.2L 19 26 $46,128 $49,600
2-Door Coupe 4.3L 18 24 $46,732 $50,250
2-Door Cabriolet 4.3L 17 24 $53,289 $57,300
2-Door Sport Coupe AMG 17 24 $63,658 $68,450
2-Door Cabriolet AMG 16 22 $73,470 $79,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,645
$39,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$42,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$709 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.0 80.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 52.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 41.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
159.4 180.2
Height, Overall (in)
50.9 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
96.3 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
55.6 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 11.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x - TBD - 11.3 x .39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R16 205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2899 3265
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 215 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 229 @ 3000-4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5/152 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z3 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Trailing Arm 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type Double Wishbone

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